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Domino Spiral

This is a pretty good domino spiral. It took 25 hours to build over 8 days with 15,000 dominoes.
posted by SpacemanStix on Sep 10, 2016 - 29 comments

Steady hand

INSANE Domino Tricks! [more inside]
posted by bq on May 26, 2016 - 19 comments

How to knock over a 100 pound domino using a teeny tiny domino

If you had to knock over a 100 pound domino with a domino that is 5mm high and 1mm thick (and weighs a few ounces), how would you do it? Give it some thought, perhaps discuss it over a beer, and then enjoy an interesting physics demonstration here.
posted by SpacemanStix on Dec 22, 2014 - 57 comments

"A Subtlety" & We Are Here

Why I Yelled at the Kara Walker Exhibit: "Anger shot up my body like a hot thermometer. Face flushed, I walked to the Mammy sphinx. Couples posed in front of it, smiling as others took their photos. So here it was, an artwork about how Black people’s pain was transformed into money was a tourist attraction for them... Something snapped... I yelled that this was our history and that many of us were angry and sad that it was a site of pornographic jokes." [more inside]
posted by flex on Jul 2, 2014 - 170 comments

Jon Hopkins, "Immunity"

'Collider': bleakly euphoric music by Jon Hopkins; harrowing video - perfectly married to the music - by director Tom Haines. Hopkins says 'Collider' is the best track he's ever written. It's the centrepiece of his critically acclaimed and Mercury-nominated 2013 album Immunity. [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Apr 6, 2014 - 14 comments

Eclectic DJ Mix Monday

While the UK-based FACT magazine surveys a broad range of popular music content, its regular mix series tends to focus on electronic and hip-hop. Since January, however, the website has featured three distinctive mixes that buck this general trend: Peanut Butter Wolf's 24-hour soul music mix for Valentine's day; the Wild Beasts's eclectic, short-and-sweet mix of classical, black metal, poetry, rock, and folk in support of their new album Present Tense; and Slowdive's rock-and-shoegaze mix compiling many of their inspirations in celebration of the band's reunion. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Mar 10, 2014 - 6 comments

An Adventure 65 Million Dominoes In The Making

The Fall of the Dinosaurs (in Dominoes) [via]
posted by brundlefly on Oct 2, 2012 - 5 comments

Starry Night - Vincent van Dominogh

Starry Night - Vincent van Dominogh (slyt)
posted by merelyglib on Jun 23, 2012 - 14 comments

A Whack of Mousetraps

2D Photography Rube Goldberg. SLYT. 4.13 [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jul 23, 2011 - 16 comments

Domino magazine, back online

Much-mourned shelter magazine Domino has a new online home for its archives. Stories will be added on an ongoing basis.
posted by lalex on Aug 31, 2010 - 8 comments

If it ain't Dutch dominos, it ain't much dominos.

Where does the domino theory still apply? Why, Holland, of course, where a new record for most dominos toppled was just set, in their annual Domino Day. See the 2006 competition (and brush up on your Dutch) here: part 1 and part 2. No one can deny, the Dutch have a way with dominos. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 15, 2008 - 11 comments

Domino logic

Neil Fraser builds logic gates out of dominoes. (See also this half-adder.) Via Mathpuzzle.
posted by Upton O'Good on Sep 1, 2008 - 18 comments

Hey deejay, where's the bass?

I've heard a lot of bizarre music over the years, but Eurobeat has to take the cake for sheer W-T-F insanity. Virtually all the artists and producers are Italian, and the only place where their recordings sell in any quantity is, oddly enough, Japan. That's right, Eurobeat doesn't sell to Europeans. In most dance-music styles, 135 beats per minute would be considered rather fast; in Eurobeat, 155 BPM is considered slow. The lyrics are nearly always in English, with occasional Japanese--despite the fact that very few English-speaking people buy the stuff. And the artists tend to record under an assortment of pseudonyms, maintaining some degree of anonymity. Eurobeat had a major influence on the parapara dance scene. Which led directly to this. Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music called Eurobeat "sped-up, spastic Euro Disney cheese". And that fits perfectly, because the only places Americans are likely to hear Eurobeat are in a DDR game---or on a Radio Disney station. Eurobeat is (apparently) only available on costly Japanese imports, most released by Avex Trax.

Despite the anonymity of Eurobeat singers, at least one--Alessandra Mirka Gatti, aka Domino--has managed to become famous enough to have a fansite. In English, no less. Go there and examine her discography. That obscure, helium-voiced singer has been putting out records for twenty years. Someone is buying them.
posted by metasonix on May 28, 2007 - 56 comments

£10,000 in coins, arranged as dominoes

£10,000 in coins, arranged as dominoes, set into motion, filmed and posted to Google video.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 15, 2006 - 31 comments

Domino Pressure

If the high scores are to be believed, there are at least 400 (random) levels in Domino Pressure. The object: Figure out which domino is the one which, when tipped, will knock over all the other dominoes before squishing the tomato. For every domino you leave standing, you lose precious seconds to complete the next level. The secret seems to be to work your way backwards from the tomato; you can skip up to three levels.
posted by Gator on Mar 1, 2006 - 36 comments

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